WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADD WEIGHT TO AN EXERCISE?

As a coach, this is a question I get all the time during strength sessions. So, what are some indicators that it might be time to add weight to your squat or deadlift (or progress really any exercise)? First, if you’re asking this question after your set of an exercise, it’s a good sign that […]

THANKSGIVING CHARITY WORKOUT HISTORY

This post is about our amazing community at Progressive Performance, and what I think is important in building a community. I always wanted to build a community that gives back and brings something positive to those who are less fortunate, or facing tough times.  Charity is so important, this is why it is a big […]

SQUATS: EVERY ONE IS NOT ALIKE

Have you ever wondered why when everyone in the gym is squatting, each squat set up and execution looks slightly different? Why does the person under the bar next to you have such a wide stance and their toes turned out? Or, perhaps you wondered why you can’t quite seem to sink your posterior down […]

The 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Athlete’s Performance

1) Play Multiple Sports If you want your youth athlete to be the best they can be at any given sport, the key to progress and proper development is actually participating in multiple sports for a long time. Like learning any other skill, starting with more general movement then eventually progressing to specific and specialized […]

STRENGTH COACH VS SKILLS COACH: TWO PIECES IN THE PERFORMANCE PUZZLE.

Strength is a skill. That skill needs to be taught by a qualified professional, just like sports skills need to be taught by someone who understands the mechanics of the game. It wouldn’t make much sense to take your soccer player to a technique coach that doesn’t understand how to teach soccer skills or does […]

Is Training Safe For Your Kids?

There are three phrases I hear time and time again about youth training – “Is is safe for my kids to be lifting weights?” “Doesn’t that stunt their growth?” “Will my children even benefit from strength training if they have not gone through puberty?” I can assure every parent not to worry about any of […]